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  1. Thread: AmA

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    I like this question. There is a lot of things I consider on that issue.

    One of the biggest is the game state. If its early in the game and I scum read a player but recognize them as a strong...
  2. Re: Helz guide to improving as a player Part 2: Fundamentals of Scum Hunting

    IIOA
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    Re: What is your 1 favorite YouTube channel?

    Kinda.
    Before I swear the guy had like 90 videos and now there is like 12.. Most of his videos were explaining the interrogation as it went on with reasoning to what the interrogator was leveraging...
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    Re: What is your 1 favorite YouTube channel?

    Smarter Every Day or JCS Criminal Psychology

    I have a long list of nitch stuff I am into but those two might be my favorites at the moment because youtube decided anything that includes a gun...
  5. Re: Helz guide to improving as a player Part 2: Fundamentals of Scum Hunting

    I do hate it when players say an action is 'too scummy to be scum.' I have seen that logic screw up many towns.
    I think mirroring can be a healthy practice for scum but its identifiable when there...
  6. Re: Helz guide to improving as a player Part 2: Fundamentals of Scum Hunting

    Posting this comment so I can add a thing via edit later if needed

    1/10/2020 Added IIOA
  7. Helz guide to improving as a player Part 2: Fundamentals of Scum Hunting

    My focus has changed over the years and I would still like to push out a large document that includes the information I want with a pragmatic focus but I may never make that happen. So this is...
  8. Thread: AmA

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    I favor communication over scum hunting because although yes- you need accurate reads to push in your communication you can not get those reads without skill in communication. Without understanding...
  9. Thread: AmA

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    No worries. If it helps I will point out that I believe its a 2 way road on what I said. I think its just as rude for a player to slam a game with 200 posts per day when there is an understanding...
  10. Thread: AmA

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    Depends on the game. I think there are totally games where its understood that its going to be low post count. Some games run 7 day day cycles which are perfect for people who are stretched for time....
  11. Thread: AmA

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    No. I would say they could be a pain in the ass to read but that they have probably helped reading tons of players. They have also placed themselves in a position that their flip can solve a large...
  12. Thread: AmA

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    I dont know. I think politicians are more about marketing. I would say that great scum players are probably great at debating.
    Not at all. Theres a thousand ways to balance any setup and I have seen...
  13. Thread: AmA

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    I like this question.

    I always hammer on the fact that your objective as town is not to identify the scum, it is to eliminate them. I would say that I would shift my focus hard to persuasion if I...
  14. Thread: AmA

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    There was a clever guy who posted a wall that basically explained why that strategy works mathematically years back. I saw it on 2P2 but it was x-posted there. Basically your odds are much higher in...
  15. Thread: AmA

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    I haven't read game spoilers or any other part of the game but yeah, I would have poked that post a good bit. He calls the slot FPS Citizen with a gut read of scum then advocates for ignoring the...
  16. Thread: AmA

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    You make a beautiful point here. I think its a balance. Breaking RVS is all about creating information while building a lynch pool is all about consolidating the information available into a...
  17. Thread: AmA

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    In a way. I think they force players to grow outside of their comfort zones.

    I do not think they are a good idea when its a measure to ensure activity. Requiring 5 posts a day does not matter when...
  18. Thread: AmA

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    I don't mean to invalidate meta. I just specifically want to harp on using meta to push a read. Lets say you are 100% certain a player is scum based on meta but I have never played with them and when...
  19. Thread: AmA

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    Sorry. I say things in weird ways sometimes. No cancer here : )
    More and more I have been setting targeted timelines for things and I kind of think of setting obligations in terms of the timelines I...
  20. Thread: AmA

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    Re: AmA

    Im about 4 beers from being shit faced right now and have plenty of money to loose :)
  21. Thread: AmA

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    Re: AmA

    The dragon is a really ugly render from Warcraft 2. It totally breaks immersion when you see it..
  22. Thread: AmA

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    The tells I described will help you identify people who are trying to solve the game state from those who are not. If half the town is not trying to solve the game you are in an ugly situation. I do...
  23. Thread: AmA

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    You are easily 10 times the programmer that I am but I would like to help you. I am not sure how to work around the issue that caused me to step back in the first place. I will help you in any way...
  24. Thread: AmA

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    DR had nothing to do with it. I put it in when I took over map development : )
  25. Thread: AmA

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    Get lucky. It triggers a literal 1 out of 10,000 chance : P
  26. Thread: AmA

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    Its a pretty subjective question. Firebringer and RLVG were probably some of the least readable players I played with here. Frog was crazy good but always went a bit far with FPS, Cryptonic and...
  27. Thread: AmA

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    Yes. This is a bit of a complicated question though.
    I generally break tells into 3 categories- Perspective, Intention, and association. The most overt in perspective would be the ‘scum slip’ or TMI...
  28. Thread: AmA

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    AmA

    I have worked on mafia theory for a few years now and have had the intention of publishing some master work for some time but the more I work on any specific aspect the more I learn how little I know...
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    Re: Challenge: Makes These Roles Work

    This had an interesting thought process
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    Re: Democracy, illiteracy, and manipulation

    There was a study by Harvard which detailed how the will of a few overpower the will of the mass in our current state. We have not lived in a democratic society for a long time. Its a corpocracy.
  31. Thread: Free will

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    Free will

    So a few assumptions

    -There is a God who created everything
    -God is all powerful
    -God is all knowing

    With these in mind God created the world with the ability to change anything and knowing...
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    Re: Handling Lobby Sabotage by Auto-Kicked Players?

    Im just going to say that I am mad right now that its raining in Texas. SC2 staff... You guys moderate the weather in the mod so stop being dicks and shut off the rain over my home..
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    Re: Handling Lobby Sabotage by Auto-Kicked Players?

    You gotta talk to blizzard about lobby abuse.. The only thing SC2 staff controls is the map itself and even that is by the grace of Blizzard.

    If you feel like some troll is getting preferential...
  34. Thread: Is HELZ a furry?

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    Re: Is HELZ a furry?

    I am too disabled to use the internets. Its a hard knock life for a baby killer...
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    Re: Where do you think you go when you die?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_741PwcOhE
    Either this or possibly death chat to play roulette?
  36. Thread: Is HELZ a furry?

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    Re: Is HELZ a furry?

    I would totally be a furry if I had the time : )
  37. Re: Because *cough* some people listen to way too much Soviet music

    Listened to the video and suddenly felt like watching U571..
  38. Thread: Punitive meta

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    Re: Punitive meta

    Every community kinda does this. Its just not usually intentionally.

    Go play on other sites and you will quickly find yourself being policy lynched for some things that make no sense. Then after...
  39. Re: Ask DarkRevenant to teach how to modify his Sc2Mafia code

    Lol
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    Because millennials are too lazy to wank

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldy4LOgvUCw
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    Re: Deliverance of evil spirits!!

    I laughed while watching and almost feel like cracking jokes about it is too easy. Its not like stealing candy from a baby but a bit like throwing that baby against a wall..
  42. Re: Mafia MU Championship Season 6 Nominations! (PLACE YOUR VOTES HERE!)

    So just to be honest we no longer have a player draw with the loss of growth in SC2 and we alienate ourselves from the global community in a number of ways.

    I will be sad when this community no...
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    Re: I really really don't like

    Its a PH balance thing a comedian made me aware of. You dont want to know
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    Mortal combat restoring my faith in humanity

    Sometimes I feel like everything is a joke and I should just step up and tell people to go fuck themselves...

    ...Then I am sent something like this...

    ...
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    Re: How to use Meta in FMs the proper way

    I do not think I can understate the value of this post. It really does break complex levels of play into piratical application I have never seen detailed so well.
  46. Re: Mafia MU Championship Season 6 Nominations! (PLACE YOUR VOTES HERE!)

    blinkskater

    Im not involved enough to have an opinion past feeling that if Crypt throws a serious vote its a good move to back it up.

    Anything I can do to help you from this point on I will as...
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    Re: I really really don't like

    Hopefully ones who are not on the Keto diet.

    For real... I have no idea why but girls trade a few pounds for a very foul smell down under
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    {Watch List} Re: 1-S2-1-9701118 JOHNCENA

    I support this action
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    Re: I really really don't like

    I dont judge things I dont understand and when I want to insult someone I own it.

    Thread moved to CJ
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    Re: Lurking : Strategy & Mistakes

    I absolutely hate lurking. Calling not playing a 'strategy' is offensive to me.
    It should be read as a very disrespectful move to the other players in the game. In essence its a way to avoid...
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